Program Officer-Malaria NGO Career Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          Program Officer-Malaria
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Kamuli, Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population
of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health,
nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer-Malaria will collaborate with the Malaria Technical Advisor to support
the RHITES-EC technical team, districts and health facilities  to plan, coordinate and monitor
implementation of  sound Malaria
interventions aligned to the Uganda Malaria Reduction 2014 – 2020  strategic plan including promoting case
management (diagnosis, treatment and prevention) and prevention   efforts through implementation of strategic
objectives and interventions.  Malaria
Program Officer will work together with Malaria Technical Advisor in liaison
with Ministry of Health (MoH) and relevant stakeholders to improve the quality
of health care services in target districts.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Take part in the coordination of implementation
of Malaria case management including diagnosis treatment and prevention
activities in RHITES-EC supported districts.
·        
Participate in MOH-National Malaria Control
Program planning and coordination meetings and activities.
·        
Coordinate provider skills strengthening
activities for all components of Malaria activities in the project supported
health facilities
·        
Contribute to collaborative efforts with a wide
array of organizations, including district-level partners, the National Malaria
Control Program (NMCP), and other government counterparts to plan, implement,
and monitor malaria-related activities including capacity building efforts.
·        
Significantly contribute to provision of
technical expertise on scopes of work for local organizations to implement
malaria-related demand-generation and service delivery activities that target
health units and communities, support community health worker and community
health group efforts to reduce the burden of malaria, and support the
integration of malaria-specific activities into other related health
initiatives.
·        
Work closely with Malaria Technical advisor to
provide inputs for annual reviews and project strategic planning exercises, and
ensures the accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting
and deliverables for malaria-related activities.
·        
Work in liaison with M&E Team and Technical
Director to help develop, maintain, and monitor the activities set in the work
plan for malaria activities
·        
Perform any other tasks as deemed appropriate by
the supervisor and/or senior management team



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Program
Officer-Malaria job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and
fully registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Council
·        
A minimum of three years’ work experience in
Malaria program management
·        
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
coupled with project management abilities.
·        
Ability and willingness to travel within the
supported districts.
·        
Self-motivated and result-oriented person.
NB: Only candidates who are
eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for
sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good
conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information for three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 20th October 2017 by
12:00 pm
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